- Jun 28, 2000
Interesting trip report so far. How was your transportation back and forth from the hotel to WDW?
The Downtown Disney hotels have their own set of buses to and from the parks (and DTD in the evenings.) There are two bus routes (one that goes to the Hilton, Regal Sun and Doubletree, and one that goes to the other three DTD hotels,) and two lines for each: One goes to Magic Kingdom (actually it drops off at the TTC) and Animal Kingdom, and the other goes to Epcot and DHS. The evening DTD run stops at all six hotels, then drops off passengers at the Pleasure Island, and goes until 2am. There's also the option of walking over to the DTD Marketplace bus stop, but you can't get to a park from there without transfering at a resort. They also have special bus runs that go to the Hilton only during evening EMH (since the Hilton is the only DTD hotel that has EMH access.) I've heard they also run one morning EMH bus from the Hilton, but I was never up early enough to try this.Interesting trip report so far. How was your transportation back and forth from the hotel to WDW?
I wish I had had more than one chance to ride it (I suppose that's my fault though, since I should have grabbed an FP when I had the chance) but as I said, it wasn't the rough ride that I found distracting, it was the loud lift chain. In space, nobody can hear you clanking your way up the lift hills...Thanks for sharing your TR with us...It was fun seeing the pictures you took. I'm a bit sad that Space Mountain will be closed when we're there..but it needs some work done to it. The last time I rode it...oh my goodness.!!!
I found the explanation a little bit odd myself (especially since there is nothing that would suggest the boat is from, or even a replica of anything from the time when the US had 48 states,) but I suppose it's easier that way than having to raise and lower the flag every morning and evening as would be required under proper flag etiquette.I had never heard of that little bit of trivia about the "pennant" before. How cool!! I will definitely take a picture of that next time! Thanks for that; I always love learning something new!
So glad I had a few minutes to catch up with your great trip report! Your pictures are amazing- I love them! I think I would have been a little perturbed too at the lack of eating options- Let's face it, when you're hungry you need something now! Not in the morning! Bummer about that-
Anyway, keep up the good work, I do love forward to reading about your adventure
Welcome aboard, glad you're enjoying the TR so far. I've seen one or two other dogs that look a lot like Minardi, and I've heard other owners at the dog park say that they think there might be a bit of Jack Russell Terrier in her to get that distinctive facial coloring. She's a very friendly dog, but in many ways she is very different from Imola and many of the other Beagles I know in personality. Imola always wants to be right in the center of the action and loves attention, where Minardi likes to keep her distance somewhat and find a quiet out-of-the-way place to rest (although she will want attention every once in a while too.) Minardi is also better behaved than Imola... Most of the time, anyway. You can see a bit more on their respective personalities here from when I was dogsitting last Spring:I just found my way over to your TR and have enjoyed it thoroughly. The beagle shot cracked me up as the one on the right is a dead ringer for our beagle Pippy. Could have been a twin. Or a 150k clone. I look forward to future installments.
I like the fountain shot too. My camera seems to do pretty well with those types of shots, at least once I figured out to half-press the shutter button to let it do its autofocusing voodoo before taking the shot. I still wish I had a DSLR, but those tend to be a little big to fit in a pocket. Canon makes some nice little cameras, and this one sees heavy use not only on vacation, but on a lot of my Blog projects as well.i think my favorite shot this time is the one of the fountain. I especially like the drops at the top against the sky
Seems like no matter how long I take cruising around the WS, it's never enough. Last time I got about 1/2 a day there, and was utterly disappointed!
Looking forward to the MVMCP you got to go to. Give us lots of pics!
Thanks. I'm afraid I might have to skip the Alice photos though, just to be on the safe side.I feel your pain! I hate having to hand write anything because I can never read it later. Loved the update and photos.